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Nature vs Nurture Lesson Plan

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Learning Objectives:  Review the Nature/Nurture debate in psychology Critically think about these two perspectives when evaluating human attributes and behaviors Exercise self-reflection (make accurate self-observations) and apply these two concepts to oneself. Lesson Overview: This mini-lesson seeks to evoke critical thinking about the perspectives from both ends of the Nature/Nurture debate in an introduction to psychology classroom. By applying these… Read more »

Fundamental Attribution Error Mini-Lesson

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Fundamental Attribution Error Mini-Lesson Have students pair up and interview each other to find out what the other person is like. After a few moments, give them a questionnaire about the other person. When they have completed the questionnaire about their partners, have them respond to the same questionnaire about themselves. Then ask all participants to count the number of… Read more »

Web Conferencing Tools for Teaching

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On April 25, 2017, the Baruch College Center for Teaching and Learning (CTL) hosted a workshop on web conferencing. The aim of the workshop was to inform instructors about different technology tools available to connect with students virtually. These tools can be used for a number of different purposes, such as to hold office hours online, host an online class, or reach… Read more »

Peer Mentoring, a la the Futures Initiative

On Monday, April 3, 2017, the Futures Initiative hosted its “Spring Symposium: Pedagogy, Research, and Social Change.” This day-long event featured seven sessions presented by City University of New York (CUNY) faculty, students, and administrators, highlighting recent accomplishments of the Futures Initiative. I attended the 2:10-3:00pm session focused on the Futures Initiative Peer Mentors program. This session was organized as… Read more »

Fostering the development of writing skills

This workshop focused on the benefits that students can gain from practicing writing in the classroom. In the average college-level psychology class, students are evaluated on one or two high-stakes writing assignments. This workshop recommended the implementation of more frequent, low-stakes writing that will help students learn through the writing itself. Using writing in the classroom is an active teaching… Read more »